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  • Birthday 07/12/1989

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  1. In 2015 Hannes Schoeman from South Africa posted a video of him playing an electronic concertina he developed. There are a few images of the soundboard around the 2 minute mark. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-rukPa4Tjh0&ab_channel=Hannes.Schoeman
  2. So I opened up the second Scholer, and it with this one the action board is actually attached to the ends of the instrument, not the bellows like the first one. The black fabric indicated above has a sort of plastic layer on the inside which seperated from it. I'm going to try some Plasti Dip on the inside and see what it does
  3. Thanks Arkwright and Don, I'll have a look at your suggestions as well. I've managed to find another Scholer, also with leaky bellows, so it might be worth it to compare the two to see if they've got the same issue As per the article that Don shared: "Bellows leaks are generally not that big an issue. By using electrician's liquid tape, repairs can be readily effected, with a light coating on the inside of the bellows. If there is a large crack or tear, the trick is to lightly saturate a piece of handkerchief cloth with the liquid tape, then apply to the inside, after taping a piece of plastic wrap to the outside in order to keep the goo on the inside."
  4. Sorry I don't know the technical term. These areas all around the concertina seems to be where the leaks are coming from. I can't see any noticeable holes or gaps though, so my assumption is that this "material" is not airtight anymore.
  5. Thanks, I do remember watching these a while ago. Unfortunately nothing about leaky bellows.
  6. I've got an old East German Scholer Concertina with leaky bellows. It seams like the leaks are at the corner fabric parts. Could it be that the fabric is no longer air-proof? And if so, is there something I can paint on it to make it air-proof? I've had a look at "Coghlans Airstop", which is actually made for PVC products, but I doubt it will work. I've tried opening up the ends to look inside the bellows, but after unscrewing the ends, the part containing the reeds are stapled/nailed in place. So I can't see the inside of the bellows. Does anyone have any advice for repair, or is it advisable to completely replace the bellows? I'm trying to see if there is a cheap fix, rather than complete bellows replacement, which could be costly. I live in South Africa and I know Danie Labuschagne can replace the bellows. I'm just trying to see what other options there are
  7. @Mikefule Thanks, that is actually a very detailed explanation that makes a lot of sense. I'm currently learning music theory, so this would help a lot i suspect.
  8. Hi Everyone Is there perhaps an easy way to remember the note positions on a 40 button Anglo? Or is it just a case of buckling down and trying to remember 80 notes and their positions?
  9. Thanks for all the help everyone. I've updated the chart with the additional info.
  10. I checked the notes on my 38 button this morning and it seem the left hand top left push is C2, instead of E. And the right hand top right push is D5, instead of C. I'm going to update my diagram and share it.
  11. Thanks for the explanation, that makes sense. It's a good thing I asked the question, otherwise I might have learned the incorrect notes for my particular concertina (I've got a 38 button Koot Brits Anglo). I'm not sure how to indicate the different octaves. Any suggestions? If you want I can make a chart for each variation, but someone would have to send me the variations.
  12. @Dracor Thanks for uploading the tutorial! Do you perhaps have the tabbed out PDF available?
  13. So... I noticed that the bottom left note on the left hand is sometimes B/D and sometimes B/A. Is there any specific reason for this? I've made another version of the chart to include this variant.
  14. Unfortunately the Boeremusiek community has a very casual approach toward music. I only know of two music teachers (both of whom have passed away), where you can order lessons for specific songs from their family. These songs however are not available in musical notation, only in tab format - and in the Afrikaans language. I've got some of these lessons, but I believe it would be copyright infringement to share them. I'll share a sample of what it looks like tonight. If you are interested in ordering some of the lessons you can contact Estelle Potgieter at erpotgieter@gmail.com. She will be able to email you the tabs along with the recorded lesson, which unfortunately is in Afrikaans. Her price is R190 per song.
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